“Rough Waters” in Night Terrors from Scare Street

“Rough Waters” is a story that always felt connected to “What Lurks In These Woods.” One an exploration of an untamed forest, and “Rough Waters” a tale about the horrors that can be waiting in the sea.

I’m thrilled to have it include in Night Terrors Vol. 24 from Scare Street.

BOOKS BY MY FRIENDS: Blood & Dirt by Corey Niles

Beyond the endless lessons on the craft of writing and the publishing industry, my graduate degree from Seton Hill University also enabled me to meet a lot of amazing and generous writers. I had so much fun chatting with Joy E. Held, one of my former classmates, about Blood & Dirt and writing on BOOKS BY MY FRIENDS.  

“What Lurks in These Woods” in Pink Triangle Rhapsody

Pink Triangle Rhapsody— a collection of short stories written with “effusively rapturous or emotional expression” highlighting and exploring gay male cultural experiences.

I’m so excited to share my short horror story, “What Lurks In These Woods” in this amazing collection among so many talented gay writers.

Print copies are available via Amazon.

Horror Spotlight: Blood & Dirt Review

I’m so grateful to have Blood & Dirt reviewed by Teresa and featured on Horror Spotlight.

Book Trailer: “What Lurks in These Woods” in Pink Triangle Rhapsody

My first book trailer! I’m so excited to share my short story, “What Lurks in These Woods,” in such an amazing collection. Coming out soon.

“much to be mourned” Available Online

My poem, “much to be mourned” is available on Nightmare‘s website. Check it out now!

“much to be mourned” in Nightmare

Having a work published in Nightmare has been a lifetime goal of mine. I can’t believe my poem, “much to be mourned,” is featured in the September 2022 issue.

Interview with Fanbase Press

Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with me about the creative process of bringing Blood & Dirt to life, how the story may connect with its readers, and more!


Blood & Dirt Out Now!

My debut horror novel, Blood & Dirt, is out now in eBook and print!


In this lighthearted interview, I imagine I’m trapped in a series of horror books and films, and I discuss my favorite horror influences.


Debut Novel Blood & Dirt Coming Soon!

I’m excited to formally announce that my debut horror novel, Blood & Dirt, will be published by NineStar Press on August 2nd, 2022.

As many of you know, I have been writing since the age of thirteen. I vowed I would one day hold a book in my hands with my name on it, and I’m so happy that book is my gay horror novel, Blood & Dirt, which is, unfortunately, more timely than ever. I had the opportunity to write and develop this novel in Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction Program. I’m so appreciative of all of the guidance and support from my friends, family, and fellow writers in the process of writing and publishing this novel. I would like to apologize to them all in advance for clogging their feed with information about it for the foreseeable future.

You can read more about what to expect on August 2nd below:

Vincent depended on his boyfriend, James, to stand up for him—until a violent hate crime results in James’s murder.

Weeks after his funeral, James reappears, perfectly healthy but changed in ways that neither of them can quite understand. Now, Vincent must uncover what truly happened on the night they were attacked.

In the face of an apathetic police force and a growing number of missing gay men, Vincent and James work to identify the criminals who attacked them.

With James scarred from what happened to him in the weeks between his death and rediscovery, Vincent must learn to stand up for himself and face his real monsters or lose James—and himself.

“the sea naiad” in The Literary Hatchet, #31

Ever since a close friend of mine was published in The Literary Hatchet, I’ve been reading it. I’ve submitted to the magazine here and there over the years, and I was ecstatic when I learned that my poem, “the sea naiad,” would be included in Issue #31. I thought of “the sea naiad” as a sister poem to “the interloper,” so it seems fitting that it followed it in publication.

You can get a FREE digital copy now on their website until the next issue is published.

Print copies are available via Amazon.

“the interloper” in Chlorophobia: An Eco-Horror Anthology

I don’t know many people who would describe 2020 as anything less than a rough year. On a particularly difficult day around this time last year, I went on a long jog in the woods during a light winter rain. There, among the trees, I wrote a poem–as one does. A poem that I am excited to share in this anthology alongside many other talented writers and poets.

Chlorophobia: An Eco-Horror Anthology is out now! Check it out to read my poem, “the interloper.”

Pre-Orders for Chlorophobia: An Eco-Horror Anthology Now Available!

I’m so excited to have my poem, “the interloper,” included in Chlorophobia: An Eco-Horror Anthology alongside 50 talented horror authors. Pre-orders are now available! Out November 24th.

E-book preorders (Amazon):

Paperbacks will be available to preorder from Amazon closer to launch time, or you can preorder now from the online shop:

Pre-Order Special: Pink Triangle Rhapsody

Check out my horror short story, “What Lurks in These Woods,” in Pink Triangle Rhapsody edited by Andrew Wolter, which you can pre-order now!

This mixed-genre LVP Publications anthology “highlights and explores gay male cultural experiences and is dedicated to and in celebration of gay men and their cultural history.”

The pre-order special package offer expires on October 31, 2021.

Pre-order here!

StokerCon 2021

I’m having a great time at my first StokerCon this weekend, which is reminding me of why I love horror and writing so much. I had the amazing opportunity to be on the Steel City Horror panel this year alongside many talented horror writers and friends. Make sure to check it out if you’re attending!

“The Crows Belonged to Me” in HWA Poetry Showcase Volume VII

I am so excited to be a part of this year’s HWA Poetry Showcase Volume VII alongside so many amazing poets.

Join Us for A Night of Haunted Readings

I am so excited to be part of A Night of Haunted Readings with my fellow HWA Pittsburgh members on Saturday, October 24th at 7:00 PM EST.

Join Michael Arnzen, Michelle Renee Lane, Gwendolyn Kiste, Lawrence C. Connolly, Douglas Gwilym, Nelson W Pyles, RJ Murray, Timothy Glen Huguenin, Sara Tantlinger, and me!

Register here.

Happy Hour on Delicious Horror

I had so much fun pairing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with a new, delicious creation. Read all about it on Sara Tantlinger’s Delicious Horror.”

Fiction Fragments with Michelle R. Lane

I had an awesome chat with Michelle R. Lane about writing, identity, and horror on her blog, Girl Meets Monster. Check it out here.

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